Monday, August 21, 2006

Pharoah Sanders

Message from Home
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A really nice n' funky album from the great Pharoah Sanders, produced by Bill Laswell and featuring many mid-nineties Material alumnis (Bernie Worrel, Jeff Bova, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng with engineering by Robert Musso, natch!).
Here's what AMG has to say about it:
Message From Home is rooted in, but not exclusively devoted to, African idioms, as the overpowering hip-hop groove of "Our Roots (Began In Africa)" points out. But the record really develops into something special when Sanders pits his mighty tenor sound against the pan-African beats, like the ecstatically joyful rhythms of "Tomoki" and the poised, percolating fusion of American country & western drums and Nigerian juju guitar riffs on "Country Mile."
Get it here.

5 Comments:

Blogger Billychic said...

I haven't heard this album yet - but after this post, I intend to. Material was such a gem - and what a collaboration of musical minds!

Thanks!!
:)
d

2:09 PM  
Blogger Chardman said...

I may post some material albums next.
Perhaps Hallucination Engine, which someone else may have recently done.
It's my all time faves.
Thanks for stopping by!

2:35 PM  
Blogger MiltonTheMonster said...

This Pharoah Sanders and Hallucination Engine are among my favorites also.

Cheers, Chardman!

6:57 PM  
Blogger Lucky said...

hi chardman
same same - hallucination engine never fails, and burroughs' deep resonance voice is so cool!
merci, i will give this pharoah a listen - his early 80s releases really turned me down!
time for a change...

7:15 PM  
Blogger Koen said...

Excellent album, thanx!
As for the Material albums, brilliant, but I had them already. Anyway, keep up the good posts!

1:29 AM  

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